Located at 8312 Main Street in downtown Osoyoos, British Columbia, the Osoyoos Credit Union has been serving its members since 1946! Osoyoos Credit Union is the only locally owned and operated financial institution in Osoyoos, and our members look to us for superior service and competitive financial products, while knowing that they have a direct voice in our future.
The Osoyoos Credit Union is a community based, member owned and governed organization and as such proudly supports many community activities, either through direct participation or donations. Our slogan, “Together We’re Better” is actually much more than just a slogan. It signifies the co-operative spirit between members, board, staff, and the community, where we can all work and live together successfully!
In 2006 Osoyoos Credit Union celebrated its 60th Anniversary and as part of that celebration, sponsored many events throughout the year culminating in the awarding of a $60,000 Legacy Award in October of 2006. The recipients, the Osoyoos Museum Society, were able to obtain a matching grant which turned the $60,000 into $108,000 for the community museum. This is one more example of the success we have when we work together to improve our community and it certainly emphasizes the meaning of our slogan, “Together We’re Better”.
From very humble beginnings the Osoyoos Credit Union has built a strong financial organization and gained a reputation as a leader in the community. In the last fifteen years the Osoyoos Credit Union has grown from under $55 million in assets to over $120 million at the end of 2012. Over that period of time the Osoyoos Credit Union has paid out in excess $4 million in dividends and rebates to its members. In addition to this return, Osoyoos Credit Union has invested many thousands of dollars in contributions to sports, cultural, environmental and other initiatives within the community.
In addition to taking deposits, the Credit Union lends money to members at competitive rates for their housing and other personal needs, and for their businesses. Also provided are wealth management services, electronic banking, safety deposit boxes, debit cards, credit cards, and many other services required by the modern consumer. Because of our local ownership and operation, all decisions are made here in Osoyoos and are made only with the best interests of our members and the community in mind.
In keeping with the growth of the community and its financial and service needs, Osoyoos Credit Union is constantly changing and improving. In the latter part of 2008 Osoyoos Credit Union began working on the development of a new Logo and Slogan to better express our place in the community. In addition 1st Financial Building Corporation was hired to perform a “needs review” to determine if Osoyoos Credit Union had adequate space and a suitable design to meet the future needs of our Members and Community. As a result of their findings, a full renovation of the old building was undertaken along with the addition of 2100 square feet of space. It started in 2009 and was completed late in 2010.
At that time our new logo and the slogan “Together We’re Better” were also introduced, fully reflecting the partnership approach for which the Osoyoos Credit Union continues to strive, a partnership that includes its members, its community, its board of directors and its staff.
Now, with our new, up to the minute systems throughout the credit union,including the new OCU Wealth Management division, Osoyoos Credit Union can assure full service of all its member’s financial needs. With the continued support of our members, Osoyoos Credit Union will continue to prosper and excel well into the future.
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OCU Wealth Management Services is a program provided by Credential Financial Strategies Inc. offering financial planning, life insurance and investments to members of credit unions and their communities. Trade-mark(s) of OCU Wealth Management Services Ltd. are used under licence by Credential Financial Strategies Inc.